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07-24-2012, 11:28 PM
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New arena possibly?

I know you guys play at the Staples Center along with the Clippers and Lakers, but has there ever been talk of building an arena just for the Kings?

This is me just asking because i'm curious lol.

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AEG owns the Kings, the building and a minority share in the Lakers I think. Plus, the building has only been open since '99. So I doubt it.

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I know you guys play at the Staples Center along with the Clippers and Lakers, but has there ever been talk of building an arena just for the Kings?

This is me just asking because i'm curious lol.
The guy who owns the Kings pretty much built Staples with his own cash.. So
doubt if he will move Kings will be moving any time soon.

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07-25-2012, 12:06 AM
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Yeah Kings owners own the building and all the land around it. So clippers would be 1st to move. But I would love for both lakers and Clippers to move so we can have our own building and fill it up with some of our own banners.

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Yeah Kings owners own the building and all the land around it. So clippers would be 1st to move. But I would love for both lakers and Clippers to move so we can have our own building and fill it up with some of our own banners.
That's not going to happen because as KopitarFAN stated above AEG group owns a minority interest in the Lakers.

So at the very least the Kings and the Lakers will always share Staples as long as AEG owns both teams.

And given that the Clippers have a long-term lease with AEG group, have been there since Staples has opened, and have been exemplary tenants, and now they have a real good team, I sincerely doubt they are going anywhere as well.

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I know the Lakers have been the big draw, but I've always considered it the Kings building. AEG owns it and, most importantly, the purple of the seats is closer to the Kings purple than the Laker's purple.

So the seat color settles it. The question should be if they will build an arena for the Lakers

All kidding aside, the Clippers are the guy living in the garage to help bring our rent down that we have to hide from the landlord. They would be the first to go but there is no appetite to build a comparable arena just for the Clippers.

As much as the crazy weekend at Staples during this years playoffs was a pain in the ass, mainly because of the bike race and the Kings getting the shaft as far as scheduling, the buzz it drew was tremendous for the LA sports scene. I mean, it was THE sports story of that weekend and had never been seen before. Pretty damn unique.

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07-25-2012, 12:23 AM
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I know the Lakers have been the big draw, but I've always considered it the Kings building. AEG owns it and, most importantly, the purple of the seats is closer to the Kings purple than the Laker's purple.

So the seat color settles it. The question should be if they will build an arena for the Lakers

All kidding aside, the Clippers are the guy living in the garage to help bring our rent down that we have to hide from the landlord. They would be the first to go but there is no appetite to build a comparable arena just for the Clippers.

As much as the crazy weekend at Staples during this years playoffs was a pain in the ass, mainly because of the bike race and the Kings getting the shaft as far as scheduling, the buzz it drew was tremendous for the LA sports scene. I mean, it was THE sports story of that weekend and had never been seen before. Pretty damn unique.
You know what was brutal?

Having to get there at 9 a.m. in the morning of the bike race and game, just to wait 3 hours for the game to start.

And of course, the worst game the Kings played all playoffs.

What else was brutal were the early start times for the SCF. Parking was horrid and L.A. Live was a zoo. Lesson learned. Perhaps I will get a hotel room at the Marriott next year and just hang out at L.A. Live for a few days.

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Maybe if they build Farmers Field and don't get a football team, we can have outdoor hockey all season.

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Maybe if they build Farmers Field and don't get a football team, we can have outdoor hockey all season.
Or move the Lakers & Clippers to Farmers Field. Hell, they could even play 2 simultaneous games next to each other.

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You know what was brutal?

Having to get there at 9 a.m. in the morning of the bike race and game, just to wait 3 hours for the game to start.

And of course, the worst game the Kings played all playoffs.
To be fair, you HAD to be expecting that. They play badly when the start time is 1PM. Noon certainly wasn't going to be better.

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Staples is one of the best rinks in the league. They'll be there for the next 40 years at least.

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Or move the Lakers & Clippers to Farmers Field. Hell, they could even play 2 simultaneous games next to each other.
The thought of outdoor NBA games in LA is an idea I would love to see happen!

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Staples is one of the best rinks in the league. They'll be there for the next 40 years at least.
The arena, yes, the ice in said arena, not so much...

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To be fair, you HAD to be expecting that. They play badly when the start time is 1PM. Noon certainly wasn't going to be better.
I only partially expected it...after all, their previous noon start was a different animal. It was a playoff game, and it was a win over St. Louis.

As a matter of fact, before THAT game, I was expecting a poor performance, and a quiet crowd. However, the Kings played better than the Blues, and the crowd was the loudest I have ever heard...including games 3 and 6 of the SCF.

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The arena, yes, the ice in said arena, not so much...
With all due respect, I have heard complaints on these boards and from television announcers about the ice in every single rink in the NHL, save Edmonton's, which always earns high praise.

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As a matter of fact, before THAT game, I was expecting a poor performance, and a quiet crowd. However, the Kings played better than the Blues, and the crowd was the loudest I have ever heard...including games 3 and 6 of the SCF.
I was at that St. Louis game. I 100% agree it was the loudest game ever in that building that I've been to. Louder than any of the 3 SCF games. Louder than the 2001 Frenzy on Fig. In particular when Brown was about to score (and then scored) the EN goal to ice it. Loudest moment in any game I've ever been to.

Probably due to the shock that they actually won an afternoon game .

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I was at that St. Louis game. I 100% agree it was the loudest game ever in that building that I've been to. Louder than any of the 3 SCF games. Louder than the 2001 Frenzy on Fig. In particular when Brown was about to score (and then scored) the EN goal to ice it. Loudest moment in any game I've ever been to.

Probably due to the shock that they actually won an afternoon game .
For sure.

It may also have been due to the fact it was the Kings' first-ever sweep and/or that it vaulted them into the WCF.

But I was really amazed how loud an afternoon crowd at Staples could get.

I remember quite clearly my son and I going for an early dinner at King Taco after the game...that was when he told me "I can't see anyone beating them, they are going all the way." Clearly, my son doesn't believe in jinxes.

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AEG likes having all three teams under the same roof at their own venue. They will like it even more when the football team moves in. They want to attract as many people as possible to LA Live. I don't think there is a chance in hell they would move the Kings to a new arena.

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The thought of outdoor NBA games in LA is an idea I would love to see happen!


The arena, yes, the ice in said arena, not so much...
Me too, there is a vacant lot behind me house. All they need to do is put down some blacktop and stripe it.

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With all due respect, I have heard complaints on these boards and from television announcers about the ice in every single rink in the NHL, save Edmonton's, which always earns high praise.
True and I'm not saying it's the worst, just saying that there's room for improvement and a change to less events and less change overs on the rink per year would improve it. It's a new building and you hear more complaints than quite a few places. No where near as many as say MSG, or Prudential, but still a fair amount.

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